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Why I Hate End of Term as a Parent of an Autistic Child

I love when the clocks go forward, the weather is warmer and the nights lighter,…

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Autistic Pride Day - Because He’s Worth It!

Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving,…

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Stress Awareness and Support for Special Needs Families

Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…

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by Mark Arnold
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All Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt

With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations! 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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by Mark Arnold
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15 New Years Resolutions for the Special Needs Parent

1) I will look at everyday “normal” activities and find creative ways…

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by Stacy Warden
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Why Scooot Makes a Great Christmas Present…

Dear Santa, We know it can be difficult for you to choose the perfect gifts for kids…

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Travelling Abroad with Special Needs

For many families preparing for summer vacations, the internet can be a vital tool…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Holiday Hydrotherapy

We’re on our family summer holiday in Derbyshire, England and almost every…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Three reasons holidays are difficult for special needs families

Where do you like to go on holiday? Somewhere hot where the sun is pretty much guaranteed,…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Holiday parks… not as accessible as you’d think!

As previous family fund recipients, we decided to give Haven a try with Sam, while…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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The Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

This week marks our first official week of summer.  School got out Friday and…

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Holidaying… with a tubie

I am really quite excited… in a just a few weeks we’re off on our holidays!…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Fun Summer Break Activities for Special Needs Kids

Like it or not, in most areas, the long summer break from school is just a few short…

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Technology and Biscuits

I am not ashamed to admit that, when on a flight, I use technology and biscuits to…

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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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by Stacy Warden
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Sorry I was late, I didn’t want to come

I saw a T Shirt the other day that said “sorry I was late, I didn’t want…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Five tips for Holidaying with a Special Needs Child

Holidaying special needs style is hard work but is so worthwhile. Taking a child…

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by Emily Sutton
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Special Needs Holidays and Travelling: My Top Tips for Holidays and Days Out

These are my top tips for holidays and days out. Before we start, there are two items…

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Special Needs Days Out: 10 UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

Planning a family day out with children is always a challenge but Firefly families…

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by Firefly Community
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Out and about

The days are getting longer. whoop! This means, for us at least, a return to family…

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